Assessing and Treating Trauma Related Dissociation with Dr. Bethany Brand

Live Broadcast Date/Time:

Monday, November 11, and Monday, November 18, 2024
1:00 – 4:15 pm ET each day


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Understanding Trauma Related Dissociation

Dissociation is a common response to trauma and stress, often serving as a coping mechanism for individuals facing overwhelming experiences. Chronic dissociation is particularly prevalent among individuals who have endured repeated trauma, such as childhood maltreatment. These highly dissociative patients frequently present with a complex array of severe clinical issues.

Unfortunately, many mental health professionals are not adequately trained in the assessment and treatment of dissociation. This gap in knowledge leads to a significant number of patients not benefiting from standard treatments unless they are specifically adapted to address dissociation.

The Need for Specialized Training in Trauma Related Dissociation

Many textbooks provide inaccurate or sensationalized information about dissociation and dissociative disorders, further complicating the understanding and treatment of this condition. This situation underscores the urgent need for clinicians who are informed about both trauma and dissociation.

Often, dissociation is overlooked or misdiagnosed, resulting in prolonged suffering and poor treatment outcomes. Dr. Bethany Brand, a world-renowned expert in dissociation, aims to fill this knowledge gap by offering comprehensive training on the assessment and treatment of trauma related dissociation.

Comprehensive Methods for Assessing Trauma Related Dissociation

Dr. Brand will provide an in-depth overview of dissociation and outline various methods for assessing trauma related dissociation. These methods include:

  • Self-reported experiences
  • Behavioural observations
  • Validated screening questionnaires
  • Validated semi-structured interviews

Dr. Brand will also review techniques for distinguishing trauma related dissociation from psychotic and characterological presentations, as well as malingered dissociation. Through case discussions, attendees will learn how to determine the severity of dissociation and how to tailor treatment according to the client’s specific needs.

Treatment Approaches for Trauma Related Dissociation

Dr. Brand will describe a range of treatment implications for dissociative individuals, highlighting the importance of adapting therapeutic approaches to effectively address dissociation. She will introduce a cutting-edge, research-validated program that has shown significant benefits for dissociative patients. This program provides hope and meaningful improvements for those struggling with the complexities of dissociation.

Why This Course is Essential

Attending this course will equip mental health professionals with the necessary skills to accurately assess and treat trauma related dissociation. Participants will gain:

• A deeper understanding of dissociation and its impact on trauma survivors
• Practical skills for accurate assessment and differentiation of dissociation from other conditions
• Knowledge of effective, research-backed treatment methods
• Insight into a validated program offering significant benefits to dissociative individuals

By the end of the course, clinicians will be better prepared to provide informed and effective care to those suffering from trauma related dissociation, ultimately leading to improved treatment outcomes and reduced suffering.

  • Identify the prevalence of pathological dissociation in the general population.
  • Describe three types of dissociative symptoms.
  • Identify two validated measures to aid in the assessment of dissociation.
  • Discuss how treatment may need to be individualized for traumatized clients with severe dissociation.

This training offers 6 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

Attendees of the live broadcast will receive instructions on how to obtain their Certificate of Participation after the course is finished.

Attendees of the on-demand recorded version will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify attendance and then receive their Certificate of Participation. On-demand attendees will receive instructions on how to obtain their Certificate of Participation once they have successfully passed the Post-Webinar Quiz at the completion of the webinar.

The Certificate of Participation includes:

  • Name of participant.
  • Title of training.
  • Name of presenter plus their credentials.
  • Number of hours of training.
  • Date of training.
  • Confirmation that showed 100% attendance at the live broadcast or passed a quiz with at least an 80% grade to verify attendance of the on-demand recording.

Get details about CE credits for Canadian and non-US international participants.

Get details about CE credits for US participants.

Please check with your regulatory body/organization to ensure that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CE credits.

*Can’t attend live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants receive unlimited access to the recording for 365 days.

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Event Detail

November 11, 2024 1:00 pm
November 18, 2024 4:15 pm

Who Should Attend

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in accredited programs in the above fields
  • Case Managers
  • Licensed Professional Counsellors
  • All other professionals who would like to develop, update, or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices